Does buying a gun make you more likely to kill yourself?

September 2008
New Scientist;9/6/2008, Vol. 199 Issue 2672, p6
The article reports on the findings of the study conducted by Matthew Miller of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts regarding suicide rates in the U.S. between the period 2001 and 2005. It was found that there were around 14,000 gun suicides by males in states with the most gun owners. It was also revealed that women in these states were eight times more likely to commit suicide using a firearm.


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